The ZRT Laboratory Blog

The ZRT Blog is an extensive resource for patients and health care providers searching for health and hormone testing information. Here, you can read about ZRT’s cutting edge research, advances in testing, wellness advice, and health industry highlights.

How Hormones are Key to the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Candace Burch on Saturday, 09 January

ThinkstockPhotos-496639204.jpgAs we roll into 2016 what is it that YOU hope to change, reinvent, reconsider, move towards or away from in the coming year?

New Year’s resolutions are often among the most noble of ideas, centered on self-improvement, education, health, lifestyle and relationships. Yet statistics show that only eight percent of us successfully reach our aspirations.

Experts tell us that the more specific the goal, the better the chance of achieving it. So what if this time 'round we tackle our New Year’s resolution-making strategically? What if by making a single fundamental change we could tackle all our best laid intentions at one fell swoop?

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Melatonin's Role in the Gut "Brain"

Posted by Dr. Allison Smith on Thursday, 12 March

Melatonin's Role in the Gut "Brain"

Last week, I discussed Melatonin's Role in Sleep. By focusing on MT6s, we may be focusing on the tip of the melatonin iceberg.

We see very high levels of MT6s in the urine as a result of pineal synthesis and release of melatonin in response to dark stimulation. 

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Melatonin's Role in Sleep

Posted by Dr. Allison Smith on Saturday, 07 March

139247884Melatonin is a ubiquitous little hormone that comes in an indolamine package similar to serotonin, its precursor. Thanks to its unique structure, it can travel easily through the blood stream and readily crosses the blood-brain and placental barriers. It is synthesized and used all over the body to perform a number of indispensable roles. It’s the main reason our bodies know what time it is and what it’s supposed to be doing at any given moment.

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Uncovering the Truth About Sleepless Nights - Webinar Q&A

Posted by Candace Burch on Thursday, 28 August

Sleepless web

The “Uncovering the Truth About Sleepless Nights,” webinar covered the key symptoms of sleep hormone imbalance, long term consequences of sleep deprivation and how 4-point measurement of sleep-wake cycle hormones provide a true 24 hour sleep-wake pattern. In case you missed it, click here to view the recording.

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